Torquay & District
Medical Society

Established 1842

Welcome to Torquay & District Medical Society

Torquay & District Medical Society is a social and educational society for members of the medical profession in the Torquay area.

We hold regular dinners and other events for members, their partners and guests, and are pleased to welcome prospective members to join us.

Why not join us for our informative and entertaining programme?

Our Next Event

Dinner and Talk at the Imperial Hotel, Torquay

Thursday, 23rd February 2023

The Psychology of Weather Forecasts

Helen Roberts

Helen Roberts joined the Met Office as a trainee weather forecaster in 2003, and spent much of her career as an operational meteorologist.

She worked as a TV weather presenter for BBC Spotlight, and can still be seen occasionally on screen presenting the weather for a variety of channels.
In 2020, Helen's career took a new direction, focussing on partnerships and collaborations, including a year in the Met Office innovation team.
Having spotted a gap in Met Office capabilities, Helen studied for an MSc in psychology alongside her day job, and created the role she now occupies as ‘socio-meteorologist’.
In this role, Helen works at the intersection of the social and physical sciences in order to ensure their forecasts and warnings help people make better decisions to stay safe and thrive.
Join us to hear Helen explain how psychology and social science are used at the Met Office - including a look at what happens when (very occasionally!) the forecast goes wrong.
Helen Roberts is a co-hosts of the Met Office podcast ‘Mostly Weather’.

Torquay & District Medical Society Ties

A number of Torquay & District Medical Society, 100% silk ties are available for sale to members.
The ties feature the T&DMS badge and are excellent value at £10 each.
Please click here to contact the Secretary to purchase your tie.